Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Salon- Holidays are Almost Here

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving here in the US, and that by this time next week, I'll be hip-deep in Christmas.

But for today it's still pre-holiday-season. Late this morning I'm attending a book-launch party for a friend whose book about class-action lawsuits just came out, and then in the afternoon I'm helping to decorate the house for Thanksgiving. We host a small brunch for out-of-town visiting family on the weekend after Thanksgiving so we like to have the house looking nice.

Those of you who know me on Twitter will know that one of the main dramas of my life over the past few days has been the loss of my Moleskine Book Journal; well, I found it last night, thanks in no small part to the cleaning we've been doing! I was going nuts looking for it; I've written detailed book lists in it and have been really missing it! The next step would have been to buy a new one, a step which would have guaranteed its retrieval, but thankfully it didn't come to that.

As for reading, I've got Doctor Zhivago going and I'm close to finishing Moscow 2042. I also have one chapter to go on Salman Rushdie's new book, Luka and the Fire of Life. Every Sunday I have big plans when it comes to reading but for some reason I hardly ever spend any time at all reading on Sundays. We'll see if today is any different.

I read through all my short Russian books for Russian Month, and now I'm working my way through two normal-sized novels, Moscow 2042 and The Sacred Book of the Werewolf.  I'd like to finish those two for Russian Month; I don't know if there will be time to read anything else. Of course I've also added one or two to the pile since I started but overall I've made good progress through my stash.

What are you reading today? Getting ready for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? Have a great Sunday!
More Sunday Salon here.